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Man kills 3 people in shootings in downtown Fresno

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Veronica Rocha, Joseph Serna, Diana Marcum) — A Fresno man known for advocating black separatism and making militant comments on social media shot and killed three people in downtown Fresno on Tuesday before surrendering to authorities...
  • 6 days ago
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Decorated Navy SEAL is moonlighting as a porn star

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Carl Prine) — Navy Chief Special Warfare Officer Joseph John Schmidt III has been living dual lives. As a member of the Navy SEALs, the 42-year-old boasts a chest of ribbons and medals during his 23 years...
  • 10 days ago
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D'Angelo Russell's game-winner propels Lakers to 110-109 win over Minnesota

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LOS ANGELES – For nearly the entire season, the Lakers yielded too much inconsistency that their long-term future arguably rested on retaining a top draft pick. With less than a week before their...
  • 15 days ago
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Luke Walton plans to give Metta World Peace proper sendoff for potentially last Lakers home game of his NBA career

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LOS ANGELES -- For what might mark his last game at Staples Center wearing a Lakers uniform, Metta World Peace will not have the same kind of farewell that accompanied Kobe Bryant’s...
  • 15 days ago
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Gorsuch's impact on divided Supreme Court will begin immediately

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (David G. Savage) — Neil M. Gorsuch joins the Supreme Court just in time to cast potentially significant votes in cases that pit religious liberty against gay rights, test limits on funding for church schools and...
  • 15 days ago
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Why University of Kentucky's John Calipari is impressed with Julius Randle's growth

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — After the initial pleasantries and small talk regarding their respective profession, Lakers coach Luke Walton and University of Kentucky coach John Calipari addressed a subject that made both men...
  • 16 days ago
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Lakers torment 'tank' fans, top Kings for 3rd win in a row

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LOS ANGELES - While the Lakers have established momentum entering the offseason, it could come at the cost of retaining something that would help their long-term future.The Lakers secured a 98-94...
  • 17 days ago
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Tyler Ennis hopes Lakers retain him in free agency

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LOS ANGELES – Even before he logged a single minute on the court, Tyler Ennis experienced something with the Lakers he felt was lacking at the previous stops in his three NBA seasons.“One, being...
  • 17 days ago
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David Nwaba has dual roles with Lakers, D-Fenders

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — Instead of unwinding on an overnight flight, Lakers guard David Nwaba spent his Wednesday night still on the clock.Following the Lakers’ victory in San Antonio on Wednesday, Nwaba and D-Fenders...
  • 18 days ago
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Lakers beat Spurs, further damaging their draft lottery odds

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — SAN ANTONIO – Deep into another disappointing season, with a roster depleted by nagging injuries and healthy scratches, the Lakers played with the kind of teamwork and efficiency that has been...
  • 19 days ago
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Lakers' Luke Walton says visit to Air Force base "good to break things up"

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — SAN ANTONIO – Luke Walton originally scheduled for the Lakers to leave Los Angeles on Tuesday morning so he could practice here later in the afternoon to fight jetlag.Walton changed his mind when...
  • 19 days ago
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Lakers' Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac expect to post big numbers in Summer League

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — As the Lakers’ two youngest players sat next to each other at their respective lockers before a recent game, Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac fully realized the mistake of putting too much stock in...
  • 20 days ago
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Lakers' Jordan Clarkson sharpening his fashion sense

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — Through nearly three NBA seasons, Jordan Clarkson has not just sought growth on the court. He has tried to expand his wardrobe.So on a Lakers team that has Nick Young, D’Angelo Russell and Julius...
  • 21 days ago
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Lakers prevail in crunchtime in 108-103 win over Grizzlies

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LOS ANGELES – The results will not change the outcome of another missed playoff appearance. How the Lakers play, though, could influence the front-office sentiment surrounding their growth and...
  • 22 days ago
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Lakers laud D'Angelo Russell's growth following 113-108 win over Grizzlies

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LOS ANGELES – After seeing D’Angelo Russell’s passes fail to hit the intended target, Lakers coach Luke Walton initially thought about offering feedback to his second-year guard.Instead, Russell...
  • 22 days ago
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Lakers' Luke Walton sees "growth in D'Angelo Russell despite poor shooting vs. Clippers

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LOS ANGELES – Instead of having ice in his veins, D’Angelo Russell’s shot turned ice cold.In the Lakers’ 115-104 loss to the Clippers on Saturday at Staples Center, Russell did not score until...
  • 23 days ago
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Final: Clippers pull away from Lakers in third quarter, win 115-104

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — LOS ANGELES – Four minutes in, the Clippers had scored 17 unanswered points and L.A.’s second team appeared to be headed for another one of the blowouts that has so defined the series with the...
  • 23 days ago
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Heisler: NBA wonders where all its players went

OC Register (By MARK HEISLER) — Yes, the NBA has Trouble with a capital T and that stands for “Tank,” as in “losing intentionally to get a better draft slot.”How about that torrid race between the Lakers and Suns for the...
  • 23 days ago
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Lakers shut down Ivica Zubac for season with high ankle sprain

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — EL SEGUNDO – With no playoff aspirations in sight, the purpose of the Lakers’ regular season long ago morphed from maximizing results toward maximizing development.That came to an abrupt halt on...
  • 24 days ago
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Blog Articles

Survival mode Angels beat Blue Jays 2-1 behind veteran arms

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Pedro Moura) — As Friday night morphed into Saturday morning, Angels right-hander Jesse Chavez jogged from Angel Stadium’s home dugout into its bullpen and began to warm. Having exhausted its standard...
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Blame for Dodgers' struggles can be spread around after 2-1 loss to Giants

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Andy McCullough) — Say this for the most recent twist in the Dodgers’ April-long malaise: The blame can now be spread around. No longer can responsibility for the team’s struggles be pinned solely on an...
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Amber Alert issued for toddler abducted from Rancho Cucamonga

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Matt Hamilton) — Authorities issued an Amber Alert on Monday after a 1-year-old girl was kidnapped in Rancho Cucamonga by a man who is considered armed and dangerous. Police believe Daniel Segura, 38,...
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Desperate for depth, Angels acquire right-hander David Hernandez from Atlanta

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Pedro Moura) — The state of the Angels’ pitching staff is beginning to resemble last season’s. Desperate for depth to handle the inevitable innings, Angels general manager Billy Eppler struck a deal with...
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Arkansas executes two inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Two inmates received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night about three hours apart as Arkansas completed the nation's first double execution since 2000, just days after the state...
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NFL draft preview: What to expect when AFC and NFC North teams make their picks

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sam Farmer) — The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, in the third of four daily parts, the North...
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O'Reilly returns with a smaller soapbox, vowing 'the truth will come out'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Meg James, David Pierson) — Without missing a beat, blustery conservative commentator Bill O’Reilly returned to the microphone Monday night — just as his former shop, Fox News Channel, was introducing its O’Reilly-free...
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Tuesday's TV highlights: 'Prison Break' on Fox

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Ed Stockly) — SERIES The Flash Series costar Tom Cavanagh directed this new episode, which takes Barry (Grant Gustin) to the year 2024 in a bid to save Iris (Candice Patton). There he finds future...
  • New: 5 hr 38 min ago

Water under Oroville spillway probably caused February collapse, state consultants say

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bettina Boxall) — Official reports released Monday say the catastrophic damage to Oroville Dam’s main spillway probably stemmed from swift water flows under the concrete chute, which was cracked and of uneven...
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John Stevens brings a softer voice and small changes to Kings' head-coaching job

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Helene Elliott) — The Kings needed a different voice behind their bench after five-plus seasons of Darryl Sutter’s gruff and relentless demands and they got one in soft-spoken John Stevens, who was introduced...
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Dodgers place Joc Pederson on the disabled list with strained groin

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Andy McCullough) — Joc Pederson became the 12th Dodger to land on the disabled list this season after his sore right groin failed to loosen up while he took swings in the batting cage Monday afternoon at AT&T...
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UCLA might beat USC for the first player selected in this year's NFL draft

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sam Farmer) — So who will hear his name called first in the NFL draft, a player from USC or UCLA? In the Pete Carroll era, that was a no-brainer. USC dominated in that department. In three of the last...
  • New: 6 hr 18 min ago

Anticipating a shift to the right in the courts, the NRA begins its attack on gun controls in California

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold The state affiliate of the National Rifle Assn. on Monday filed the first in a series of planned court challenges opposing sweeping new gun control laws approved in California in the wake of...
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